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Course summary

Our MEng Civil Engineering degree, validated as a four-year course in 2014, is a fast track to the top of the civil engineering profession. It covers much of the same ground as the BEng qualification while being additionally equivalent to an MSc degree. This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Permanent Way Institution on behalf of the Engineering Council as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). To see it through, you'll have to be confident of your academic ability. To join the course you'll need to have at least 120 UCAS points (new tariff), including both A2 mathematics and A2 physics. Students who are doing well in the second year of the BEng course are given the option to switch to this MEng course, adding another year of study. Our unique teaching approach aims to promote learning by doing through guiding you to use observational, prototyping and physical simulation methods in design, in addition to teaching you the theories, engineering principles and standards. You will be encouraged to be creative, innovative and use advanced digital tools to shape your imaginations and translate them to specifications for structures and systems that you design. For example, in your final year modules, you will not only be designing structures from foundation to roof, but you will also use a suite of software and 3D manufacturing suites including 3D printers, plasma and laser cutting machines, robotic arm and clay printer as tools to bring your design into scaled reality. As well as completing numerous practical projects, which are a particularly important part of the MEng course, you'll benefit from visits by top professionals who'll offer you advice - and work opportunities. Our Docklands campus is ideally situated for studying iconic projects in the capital such as the Tate Modern Phase 2 Extension, the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station, and the Olympic Stadium's reconfiguration.


Year 1: Mental Wealth; Professional Life 1 (Core), Engineering Materials (Core), Applied Mathematics & Computing (Core), Thermofluids (Core), Engineering Mechanics (Core), Land and Construction Surveying (Core) Year 2: Advanced Mathematics and Modelling (Core), Structural Analysis and Element Design (Core), Ground Engineering (Core), Engineering Surveying (Core), Water Engineering (Core), Optional Placement (Optional) Year 3: Capstone Project (Core), Structural Engineering (Core), Geotechnical Engineering (Core), Transport Infrastructure Engineering (Core) Year 4: Mental Wealth: Professional Life (Engineering Management) (Core), Applied Research and Engineering Practice II (Core), Structural Stability and Dynamics (Core), Design in Steel and Concrete (Core), Highway and Railway Engineering (Core), Environmental Sustainable Engineering & Logistics (Core), Soil Structure Engineering (Core), Intelligent Transport Systems (Core) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

We'll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes individual laboratory and research reports, practical, design and project work as well as group and tutorial presentations, and a final-year project. Fifty per cent of the assessment in your first and second year is by coursework and we'll give you as much feedback as possible so that you can develop and improve your written assessment submissions. In your third and fourth years over half of your assessment will be based on design and research projects. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £13920 Year 1
International £13920 Year 1

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